Patsy Reid


Perthshire fiddler, violist and cellist, Patsy Reid specialises in performing and teaching Scottish traditional music. She remains the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Glenfiddich Fiddle Championship and was a founding member of Scottish folk band Breabach, three-times nominated for Best Folk Band at the Scots Trad Music Awards and nominated for Best Band in the Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011.

Patsy graduated form Strathclyde University in 2004 with a 1st class Honours Degree in Applied Music. Continuing her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, she gained postgraduate qualifications in education and performance.

On any given day in the last couple of years you could've seen Patsy performing as part of The Cecil Sharp Project or Kathryn Tickell’s Northumbrian Voices, or at the London 2012 celebrations with Zakir Hussain’s Pulse of the World. She played with The Unusual Suspects and The True North Orchestra, and in 2012 formed new string trio VAMM.

Patsy has toured widely, including two trips to India with the British Council. In the studio Patsy is a one woman string quartet, contributing cello, viola and violin to albums by Duncan Chisholm, Bella Hardy, Tim Edey and many more. In 2008 she made a recording of her rapturously received Celtic Connections commission Bridging The Gap. Her latest album, The Brightest Path, to be released in 2014, marks the start of a new chapter in Patsy Reid’s musical story.

"Beauty and power, light and shade" Folk World
"an excellent recording of contemporary Scottish fiddle. Patsy Reid has done a perfect job" Alex Monoghan